Justice League's Snyder Cut First Footage Features Wonder Woman, Darkseid and More

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Jason Momoa shares the first footage from Snyder Cut of Justice League on Instagram

The next couple of years are hoping to be a huge step forward for Warner Bros and the DC Extended Universe. The studio is less than five months away from the theatrical release of Wonder Woman 1984 and fans are already looking forward to 2021, which will bring the releases of James Gunn's sequel/reboot The Suicide Squad and Matt Reeves' The Batman, finally giving the Caped Crusader a proper origin story in this franchise.

HBO Max is also quickly becoming the new home for all things DC Comics by housing numerous classic films and serving as the home for Doom Patrol as well. However, the most anticipated project coming to the streaming service in the near future is one of the most highly discussed director's cuts of all time. Today, the first footage of that cut has finally made its way to the public.


In a new post on Jason Momoa's personal Instagram, the very first footage has been released for the Zack Snyder cut of 2017's Justice League! The short clip can be viewed below teases the arrival of one of the most massive DC villains ever: Darkseid.

Director Zack Snyder also took to Vero and Twitter shortly after this footage arrived to tease another sneak peak that will arrive at DC FanDome in August 2020.


Even just under 30 seconds of footage is enough to have DC and Snyder Cut fans singing to the rooftops. Darkseid was one of the most notable cuts to the final edit of 2017's Justice League, and a tease of his existence is beyond exciting as the franchise goes forward.

The footage shows Gal Gadot's Diana Prince looking over a cave drawing of the alien tyrant as some menacing narration plays in the background. Suddenly, it cuts to the fully fleshed out villain surrounded by huge battleships, flames and molten lava as he prepares to mount his imminent attack.

This clip is monumental by bringing the first new footage for the Snyder Cut, and it should keep fans at bay for now until even more arrives at August's DC FanDome event. The Snyder Cut of Justice League is set to arrive on HBO Max sometime in 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.